Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Fava Beans
Hummus. Fava beans are similar to chickpeas and can be mashed and used in all of your favorite hummus recipes. Video: Making Hummus
Fiber-Rich Bean Dip. Combine canned fava beans, black beans, kidney beans and any of your favorite beans with cilantro, onions and a small amount of olive oil for a simple dip that’s full of fiber! Also try them in our Lemony Bean Salad.
Seasonal Specialty. Combine morel mushrooms and shelled fava beans (they’re both spring veggies) with olive oil and salt to taste. Heat thoroughly until tender.
Just Microwave & Serve. Heat thoroughly in the microwave until slightly tender. Top with a small amount of salt and pepper … and enjoy!
Soups & Stews. Add fava beans to all of your favorite soups and stews. The mild flavor makes them a great addition to any recipe! Recipe: 10-Minute Veggie Soup
Beans & Rice. Heat up a dish of fava beans and brown rice along with your favorite spices. It’s a great option for a quick lunch or dinner.
A Hearty Salad! Pump up the protein in your favorite green salad with a 1/2 cup of raw fava beans.
A Quick Grilled Snack. Cover beans in olive oil then heat on the grill until slightly tender. Enjoy the whole pod as a side dish or a quick snack!
Nice & Spicy! Combine fava beans with smoked paprika, onions, jalapenos and other Spanish-flavored spices. Just dig in … or serve over brown rice.
Beans for Breakfast. In Egypt, fava beans are traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast. Combine shelled fava beans, tomatoes, onions and a small amount of cumin and fresh parsley in a sauce pan. Heat thoroughly and serve in a whole wheat pita.